Starz’s fiction is inexorably approaching the end of a new installment. We only have one final episode of the fifth season, with a sixth without a planned release date and with everything stopped, for the moment, given the current situation.
For a couple of chapters, it has been clear to us that it is time to close stories.
We have already seen Murtagh say goodbye and also, finally, Stephen Bonnet fall, what else has happened at this beginning of the end? We recap what happened in the penultimate episode, which is also based, like the death of the rapist of Bree, on the sixth book by Diana Gabaldon and not on the fifth installment, as we have been seeing so far. It seems everyone has returned home safe and sound.
In this new episode, we see Claire (Caitriona Balfe), Jamie (Sam Heughan), Roger (Richard Rankin), and Brianna (Sophie Skelton) coming back together from buying supplies from Willem’s Creek. However, the calm is short-lived.
On this walk, they come across a cabin that has been burned and where there are several dead insides who have been killed before the fire.
Roger finds a girl who has survived outside. However, her body is so burned that there is no chance of saving her. He chokes himself to end her suffering, crying as Jamie prays for her.
This will be the first of several similar events, as will later be revealed by Mr. Brown, who has created a security commission that Jamie and Roger refuse to take part in. Young Jemmy plays with an opal that has young Ian (John Bell) on his necklace.
And then it happens: touching it heats it so much that it breaks. Yes, this means that he can also travel through the stones. Ian (John Bell) has seen it all, although he does not understand its meaning.
However, she will soon find out, as the Frasers decide that it is time to tell her the truth: Claire comes from the future. Stunned by this, he asks if he can travel to save his wife, but unfortunately, like Jamie, he does not feel warm when touching the stone, which means that he cannot be transported in time.
However, Bree and Roger can, and in fact, their son’s revelation was the last thing they needed to make the move. It is time to go home. But before this moment Jamie takes the opportunity to tell his daughter that he has a (half) brother at this time.
The revelation is the result of the visit of Lord John Gray (David Berry), who reappears on the scene – yes, who is said to have his spin-off – to deliver a current portrait of William, the son Jamie had with Geneva. Emotions and tears between all.
Incidentally, when Lord John leaves, he does so with Ulysses (Colin McFarlane), Jocasta’s right-hand man (Maria Doyle Kennedy), and who killed attorney Forbes in the previous episode.
Since nothing would save him from death from the murder, he finally agrees to go with Lord John to England, where he will be a free man.
And the moment arrives. The young couple and the boy are leaving, supposedly to Boston today.
They grab their stones and we see them land in a new place. We say “supposedly” because it is not very clear that this is where they have arrived. Without a doubt, this is a doubt that the team of writers is saved for the last episode.